House Tour: $70,000 renovation for this mostly-white two-room HDB flat in Commonwealth

Step into teacher Faith Goh's apartment in Commonwealth Crescent and you would be hard-pressed to believe you are in a 59 sqm (635 sqf) HDB flat. The clever use of space and extensive use of the colour white throughout the two-room flat make it look more spacious. Designer Vincent Goi, 38, of interior design firm Hue D, says Ms Goh gave him carte blanche over the design of the place. 

Visitors enter the flat into the dining room, which is lined with shelves holding Ms Goh's book collection, made up mostly of graphic novels such as American Bill Willingham's Fables and Briton Neil Gaiman's Sandman. These and her collection of Lego buildings provide lively pops of colour around the whitewashed space.